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Thursday

Brown Bag Review:

Meet with an A Plus Pharmacy pharmacist in private to discuss your medicines. Bring them with you in a “brown bag.” 9 a.m. Also, 9 a.m. Oct. 30. Free. A Plus Pharmacy, 3010 Monroe Road. 704-333-0970; www.aplusph.com.

Saturday

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer:

A two-day, 39.3-mile walk that will bring together thousands in the fight against breast cancer. Since 1992, the Avon Foundation has raised more than $500 million for the breast cancer crusade. Last year the walk raised $2.3 million in Charlotte. Starts at 6:30 a.m. today and 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Frazier Park, 1201 W. Fourth St. 704-377-3144; www.avonwalk.org.

Carolinas Medical Center Health and Wellness Fair:

Health fair showcasing services offered by the hospital. Also, blood pressure and body fat screenings, Ask-the-Doctor booth and more. Visitors can be matched with a primary care doctor as well. 11 a.m. Free. SouthPark Mall, Center Court, 4400 Sharon Road. www.carolinasmedicalcenter.org.

Monday

Open House Week at Carolinas Natural Health Center:

Schedule a free, 15-minute personal health consultation with a naturopathic physician who will answer your health questions. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Oct. 31. Carolinas Natural Health Center, 1212 Mann Drive, Matthews. 704-708-4404; www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com.

Taking Charge and Feeling Better:

Today is the last chance to register for the Piedmont Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America's annual lupus symposium, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Nov.1. It's open to those living with lupus, loved ones and interested health professionals. Keynote speaker Dr. Mary Anne Dooley, a researcher at Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC Chapel Hill, will present “Research, Bringing Down the Barriers,” a discussion on the barriers that have obstructed lupus research. Registration required by 5 p.m. today. $15. Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. 877-849-8271; www.lupuslinks.org.

Oct. 28

"Shake the Sugar Blues" Store Tour:

Do you want to break free of your addiction to sugar and simple carbohydrates? Join personal health coach Robin Ives for a tour of the foods that help crowd out the sugar blues. 6:30 p.m. Free. Home Economist Market SouthEnd, 2707 South Blvd. 704-522-8123.

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